A Closed and Common Orbit
By Becky Chambers
The extraordinary new novel by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved debut novel The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: 'a quietly profound, humane tour de force.' (Guardian)
******By winner of the 2017 Prix Julia-Verlanger at the Utopiales SFF Festival, Nantes******
***Nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel!***
***Shortlisted for the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award!***
'Warm, engaging, properly science-fictional' (Guardian) on A Closed and Common Orbit.
Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in a new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has to start over in a synthetic body, in a world where her kind are illegal. She's never felt so alone.
But she's not alone, not really. Pepper, one of the engineers who risked life and limb to reinstall Lovelace, is determined to help her adjust to her new world. Because Pepper knows a thing or two about starting over.
Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that, huge as the galaxy may be, it's anything but empty.
A Closed and Common Orbit is the stand-alone sequel to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and is perfect for fans of Firefly, Joss Whedon, Mass Effect and Star Wars.
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15 Jun 2017
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The sparky empathy of Chambers' writing [draws] you into these strange creatures' hearts and minds in a way that is never less than deeply involving — Daily Mail
A joyous, optimistic space opera... Although it isn't shy about tackling Big Questions, PLANET is a heart-warming debut novel that will restore your faith in science fiction (specifically) and humanity (in general). — Tor.com on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET
One of the most enjoyable, brilliantly realised spacey SF novels I've read in ages. — James Smythe on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET
A quietly profound, humane tour de force' — Guardian on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET
Joyously written and a joy to read. — Claire North on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET